Introductory Remarks of the President of the Republic of Indonesia in Limited Meeting on Preparation of Christmas and New Year at the Presidential Office, Jakarta 22 December 2016

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 22 Desember 2016
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Unofficial English Translation 

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

Good afternoon,

Peace be upon us all,

This is a routine preparation ahead of Christmas and New Year. This afternoon’s limited meeting will discuss the issues relating with Christmas and New Year, such as food or nine basic commodities, fuel stock as well as transportation.

There are several things that I want to give a special attention, i.e. the issues of security and terrorism threat.

I would like to ask Special Detachment 88 as well as the Indonesian National Police (Polri) to pay attention particularly to security disturbances as well as terrorism threat. I would also like to ask the Commander of Indonesian National Defence Forces and its apparatus to fully back up Polri in these matters.

I also invited the Commander of Military Regional Command and Jakarta Metropolitan Police Chief to attend this meeting because the issues related with terrorism become our special attention.

I invite Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs to deliver the preparation ahead of Christmas and New Year. The floor is yours. (Humas Setkab) (MMB/YM/Naster)

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